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With increased accessibility as the reason for the development of government websites, Website Design System provides a base website made up from over 50 components built to internationally recognised standards.

We're continually working to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA.

We also conduct usability testing to help identify barriers faced by people who use assistive technology.

On 2 March 2021, Website Design System had:

  • 2 WCAG issues at planning stage
  • 14 issues in progress
  • 2 issues with agencies to resolve
  • 3 issues in final testing
  • 113 solutions deployed to production.

The result is a solution designed to align with:

Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA), state authorities in South Australia must develop their own Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs).

The goal of the State Disability Inclusion Plan (see Priority 8, Action 22) is to improve the online accessibility of State Government websites.

This includes the implementation of the South Australian Government Online Accessibility Policy and related guidelines.

The Office for Digital Government provide a 1st level accessibility review of your new website and ongoing triage support.

This is supported by the South Australian Government Online Accessibility Toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to help you create accessible content and is internationally recognised as a benchmark of best practice.

It provides simple steps and resources for:

The Website Design System team are also on hand to provide support with the Online Accessibility Policy.

For more information, email onlineaccessibility@sa.gov.au.

Case study

Read how we're improving our approach to online accessibility and digital inclusion (links to information provided on the Vision Australia website):